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Environment (Protection) Act, 1986

 

Preamble

   
  CHAPTER I: PRELIMINARY
1.

Short title, extent and commencement

2.

Definitions

   
  CHAPTER II: GENERAL POWERS OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
3.

Power of Central Government to take measures to protect and improve environment

4.

Appointment of officers and their powers and functions

5.

Power to give directions

6.

Rules to regulate environmental pollution

   
  CHAPTER III : PREVENTION, CONTROL AND ABATEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
7.

Persons carrying on industry, operation, etc. not to allow emission or discharge of environmental pollutants in excess of the standards

8.

Persons handling hazardous substances to comply with procedural safeguards

9.

Furnishing of information to authorities and agencies in certain cases

10.

Powers of entry and inspection

11.

Power to take sample and procedure to be followed in connection therewith

12.

Environmental laboratories

13.

Government analysts

14.

Reports of government analysts

15.

Penalty for contravention of the provisions of the Act and the rules, orders and directions

16.

Offences by companies

17.

Offences by government departments

   
  CHAPTER IV: MISCELLANEOUS
18.

Protection of action taken in good faith

19.

Cognisance of offences

20.

Information, reports or returns

21.

Members, officers and employees of the authority constituted under section 3 to be public servants

22.

Bar of jurisdiction

23.

Power to delegate

24.

Effect of other laws

25.

Power to make rules

26.

Rules made under this Act to be laid before Parliament

 

Environment (Protection) Act, 1986

 

 

 

 

 

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